Read more about Kruse’s NUNO project here.
After graduating as a mature student in 2005, I collaborated on a number of artist-led projects including the deviant Art Festival (dAFT) in Sweden, Please Do Not Bend, with Nathan Chenery in York and the Nestbooks project commissioned by Mantle Arts in Leicester.
For some years I was interested in book work, the book-as-object, and was an exhibitor at the Leeds and Manchester artist book fairs for several years. In 2010 I founded and curated The Library of Lost Books, a 4 year long, artists’ book project which exhibited the work of over 40 UK artists in six venues around the UK including Birmingham Library Opening Festival in 2013. The Library of Lost Books is now held in Wolverhampton University’s archive.
In the last five years I have been working on a project called Drawing Gaia, exploring marks made in conjunction with natural forces and processes.
In 2018 I was awarded an R&D grant from Arts Council England to develop digital outcomes to my work and to explore autistic experience of travelling through landscape. Working on this project, called Drawn and developing work for the NUNO project has impacted on the creation of AuT_Crone, a human cyborg construct, launching in April 2019.